Dr. Peter J. Glassman is an educator and author who has worked extensively in early childhood, elementary, and post-secondary education in North America, Europe, and Asia. He is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States. Peter is the author of four books, and numerous essays on human creativity and society. He received his BA, M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. He resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Chichester Cathedral and the Meadow Bountiful: The Flock of Friends Who Saved the Humans Hideous

  Ms. Chichester Cathedral, Nibbling In Her Beloved Meadow Bountiful   Introduction In Which Our Heroine Is Given Her Name By Her Loving Parents Once upon a time there lived inside a hollow log in a hidden mountain meadow a wee brown chipmunk named Chichester Cathedral. Chichester’s parents had considered many other names: Cleo, Calliope, …

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Be, Bop, and Alula

Chapter One: In Which The Characters Are Introduced And A Plan is Hatched This is an absolutely true story. Once upon a time there lived in Hawaii two brown dachshunds named Be and Bop. Be was a girl, Bop was a boy, and they were the children of Alula. Be and Bop loved Hawaii, and they …

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The Wandering Goose Brothers

Long ago deep in a faraway forest on a small pond called Prudence lived three young gosling brothers named Gareth, Gandolph, and Gulliver. They were strong swimmers gifted with deep echoing honks. Their eyes were keen, their beaks were honed to a fine degree of sharpness, and their little webbed feet were learning to move …

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Stories For Children

The Problem In this age of science and technology, many people believe children receive wondrous stimulation for their intellect and their imagination. I think this is false. The vast majority of children I see are becoming every day more dependent upon provided stimuli: stimuli that grow ever more coarse, loud, and in many instances violent, …

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Spirituality

Not Dark Yet: Robert Pack’s Laughter Before Sleep

The original version of this essay was written for Explorations (Flora Levy Foundation, University of Louisiana-Lafayette) as a review of Laughter Before Sleep, by Robert Pack (Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2011). Page references appear in parentheses following citations.   I was born here and I’ll die here against my will I know it …

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“Who Made Me?”: The Autobiography of John Stuart Mill

“Who Made Me?”: The Autobiography of John Stuart Mill -The question “Who Made Me?” cannot be answered. A version of this essay first appeared in Prose Studies (London, Frank Cass), v. 5, September 1982, No. 2. WordPress does not support footnotes. I have attached a link following the essay’s conclusion. The link will take you …

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Solidarity with the Solitary: Bill Bradley and LIFE ON THE RUN

A version of this essay originally appeared in The Hudson Review (Volume XXIX, Number 3, Autumn 1976). I originally wrote the piece because I respected Bill Bradley’s basketball game, I admired his first book, Life on the Run, and I hoped he one day would enter professional political life. I’m now revising and posting the …

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Parenting In Our Time – 4: Family-Friendly Entertainment

Family Friendly Entertainment: Let’s Make Our Own An abridged version of this essay originally appeared in Technorati Women. Technorati Women [http://technorati.com/women/] recently convened an important conversation about finding online resources that provide responsibly stimulating programming for progressive families. The Problem We Face We all have learned how difficult it is to locate suitable family sites …

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The Disease of Conceit

There’s a whole lot of people suffering tonight From the disease of conceit – Bob Dylan The Tea Party/CNN Republican Presidential Debate was conducted on September 12, 2011. The Fox News/Google iteration followed on September 22nd. I’ve watched both contests again and again, always with fascination and sorrow. Fascination at the passion, pageantry, and predictability …

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